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How to remove skin lesions

Updated: Jul 7, 2023


How to remove skin lesions such as skin tags, moles, pigmentation, sun spots, cherry angiomas, freckles, and seborrheic keratosis.


Cryopen – Cryotherapy / Cryosurgery is a procedure for the removal of skin lesions using nitrous oxide freezing. Cryopen uses a very high precision applicator tip, ensuring safe targeted treatment of just the lesion, without damaging skin tissue surrounding it.




How does Cryopen / Cryotherapy work?

Cryotherapy works by using a thin jet of extreme cold nitrous oxide from a pen-like device to freeze and destroy skin lesions.

The inter-cellular fluid is frozen, forming ice crystals, which subsequently destroy the cell.


Is Cryopen / Cryotherapy Painful?

You will feel a bit of stinging while the lesion is frozen, depending on how thin or close to your skin it is, but this will just be for a few seconds.

The skin may be sensitive for an hour or so after the treatment. Some people will experience swelling or welts which is a normal histamine reaction.


What will happen after treatment?

It is best to leave the lesion uncovered and not put on any plasters or coverings after treatment. The lesion will then form a scab over the following days and lesions like small skin tags will drop off.

It is best to leave the scab as long as possible and avoid picking to not risk any pigmentation.

Once your lesion is completely healed, depending on your skin colour you may be left with a white spot (Hypo-pigmentation) which will return to normal over about a month.


What can Cryopen / Cryotherapy treat?

Cryopen can:

-Treat skin tags

-Treat Moles

-Treat pigmentation

-Treat sun spots/ sun damage

-Cherry angiomas

-Seborrheic keratosis


We can only treat benign skin lesions. Any moles or certain skin lesions must be checked by preferably a skin cancer specialist such as a dermoscopist. I recommend and work with Tracey from Skinspect as my trusted Dermoscopist to sign off that any lesion being treated is not cancerous or pre-cancerous.


Cryopen lesion removal skin tags, pigmentation, cherry angiomas, moles


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